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Special Issue "Interaction Processes between Atmosphere and Sea-Land-Snow-Ice in the Polar Regions"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosphere/Hydrosphere/Land–Atmosphere Interactions".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2019).
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Interests: : my main research interest is the study of the atmospheric constituents (specifically aerosols) and physical processes in the boundary layer, as well as the interactions of the atmosphere with the other components of the climatic system, in particular in Polar regions
Interests: My main research activities are concerned with the study of the local processes in the atmosheric boundary layer, energy fluxes and interaction between the interfaces (sea, land, snow) and the atmosphere at different time and space scales
The environment of the Polar regions is experiencing enormous and rapid changes compared to other areas of Earth, with a strong impact on local ecosystems. The air temperature in the Arctic has increased in the last decades at a rate of 2–3 times that of the global average temperature and sea ice is reaching new negative records from year to year. Even in the Antarctic, the ice sheets have experienced a melting acceleration in the last two decades. Although the main feedback schemes that amplify these changes in polar areas have long been known, current forecasting models still cannot correctly quantify the scope of these changes. Furthermore, changes in the Polar regions are not only influenced by the mid-latitude activities, but have counterpart effects on the entire planet.
The above considerations justify the need to conduct further studies of the processes occurring in these areas of the planet. In these places, the atmosphere interacts and connects all the terrestrial components that determine the climate: the hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. Only a greater understanding of the processes of interaction between all these components can help us to improve the models and therefore our knowledge of the future evolution of the Polar regions and, consequently, of the global climate.
This Special Issue will collect contributions that will promote this general aim, including these specific topics: atmospheric deposition, mass and heat fluxes over ocean, exchanges with the snowpack, ice and snow albedo, permafrost thawing and carbon release, particle nucleation from biota, etc.
Dr. Mauro Mazzola
Dr. Angelo P. Viola
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- Polar Regions
- Interaction Processes
- Climate Change